Sunday, September 26, 2010

SPOILERS EVERYWHERE/Why My Husband Owes Me a Massage

Warning: Spoilers for Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instuments series may follow, though according to my husband, it's not a spoiler because anything could still happen!

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)So, despite my best intentions to dive into some genre literature instead of more YA, I accidentally read City of Bone by Cassandra Clare while on a business trip. Which led to me selecting City of Ashes for our camping trip last weekend, and encouraging M.J. to read City of Bones (which he wasn't excited about, just like our camping trip, and we all now how that turned out - he's now reading the second book).

Today in  Target was my first chance to get the third and final book in the trilogy, City of Glass. Now, if you didn't know, the books revolve around a girl, Clary, who meets a boy named Jace who is a Shadowhunter - a demon hunter - and discovers that she's also a Shadowhunter.  Because she's related to Jace. Who she is now in love with.

Yeah, Luke and Leia style. Only Jace and Clary have a lot more chemistry. The books have a great plot, but it's the whole frustrated-love-because-holy-crap-incest that has me rushing to find out how the story ends.

So M.J. takes the book off the shelf at Target today, flips it open to the end, and reads one random sentence aloud, without reading it to himself first.

"Valentine lied - Jace and Clary were never brother and sister."

I sputtered for a minute, shocked.

"Oh. I can't believe I just read that. Oops. Well, it's an isolated sentence; it's not necessarily true - there's no knowing how the story ends. I didn't just ruin the end of the trilogy for you. Really."

Yeah. And the man still thinks I should bake him cookies this week, can you believe that?


Summer said...

See, I'm afraid that any comment I make may or may not validate that sentence.

But I feel for you! My husband's totally done that before. :)

Ellen Brickley said...

I still remember queuing for Deathly Hallows with my HPBuddy (every girl should have one) and jumping up and down squealing with our fingers jammed in our ears.

Why? Because people ahead of us in the queue were coming out of the shop and flipping straight to the back page.

Does he watch sports? You can always ruin the result of the next sprts fixture he TIVOs.

Old Kitty said...

Oh dear. And I bet your cookies would have been wonderful too! :-)

Take care

Lynn Colt said...

wow, and he's still breathing? lol. I have to admit that sometimes I read the last page first, but I do take care not to ruin it for anyone else!